I made carrots for dessert tonight….yup carrots for dessert…ok…well not really but they looked like carrots!! I thought it was a fitting April Fools joke on the family!! I’m making these for Easter too but I was really in the mood for some chocolate covered strawberries tonight. They were yummy and simple to make. I just dipped the strawberries in melted white chocolate ….actually orange white chocolate…
I can’t believe Easter is only a week away…..where does the time go! We have been so busy around here I’ve lost track of time but I figured I’d better get on here and update some of the things we have been working on! Anyone who knows me, knows I love to decorate for holidays…and Easter is no exception!! Two of my favorite things to decorate with are faux chocolate bunnies and Peter Rabbit! Here is a little wreath that I made last weekend.
Again this was a pretty cheap project compared to the prices of ones I seen online! I started with another wreath from dollar tree (if I did it again I would use a foam wreath but I couldn’t find any at AC Moore when I was there and I wasn’t going to drive all over to look for one) and some ribbon. I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath so it was smooth when I started wrapping the yarn.
With Easter right around the corner, I have been working on our Easter decorations. I saw these cute egg wreaths popping up everywhere and thought ….they look easy enough to make, so we tried. Sure enough, they were SUPER easy to do and the best part…..it was only $4.00 to make it. Not too bad in my book! All my supplies came from the Dollar Tree. I started with a grapevine wreath and 3 bags of pastel easter eggs.
This little bucket came from there too and so did the pin and I just attached it with some ribbon
So with today being Mardi Gras…I knew our dinner would not be complete without a king cake. Now, my son is a picky eater and doesn’t like to try new things and with his food allergies, I knew I had to make something that he could eat. One of his (and my) favorite things are Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. I knew this would be perfect to make our king cake with. I took one can of cinnamon rolls and arranged them on the cookie sheet in a circle, like this.
Yup…it’s a cake!! Our Cub Scout pack had their Blue & Gold dinner last night and they had a cub/parent dessert contest with 5 categories. Of course my son wanted to enter the “Grossest Dessert” category! I really had no idea what I was going to make so I googled “gross desserts” and found a bunch! His favorite was the kitty litter cake. After looking at the recipes, (they all called for a cake and pudding mixture that I am sure is yummy but we’re not big pudding people over here) I decided just to bake a regular cake in a disposable aluminum cake pan (13×9). It only took a few supplies to make. Cake mix, icing, oreos (or any vanilla cookie, green food coloring and tootsie rolls